Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families

CarerLinks Indigenous

Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in their caring roles.

What is it?

We work with you and will help you with the supports you tell us you need. We can help you with strategies for managing day-to-day supporting your family and community. 

We are respectful of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s history and beliefs. We provide culturally appropriate and inclusive support and work in partnership with carers and community to get the supports they need.

Cost

A contribution to the cost of respite may be made. This will be discussed with the carer before the services start.

Do I need a referral?

No. You can access support without a referral, if needed. Make sure you tell us you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander so we can connect you with someone who can help.

Location

We can also provide this service in a location that suits you or over the phone.

We run events for carers to attend across the northern metropolitan region of Melbourne.

See all Merri Health locations.

Register

Call CarerLinks North on (03) 9495 2500 or 1800 052 222.

 


More information

Who are carers?

Carers are family members and friends who look after someone who has problems managing at home or in the community without help. Carers can be parents, partners, spouses, young people, children and friends.

Are there any opportunities for carers to meet other carers?

Yes. We have a number of events during the year that can connect carers to other carers. We also run health and wellbeing events for carers to learn techniques to cope in their caring role.

How will CarerLinks North help me?

Yes. We will listen to what you want and need and try to help you in your caring role. We have many services that you can choose from. It is important to talk to someone about your experiences and how you are coping. 

How can I refer someone to CarerLinks North?

To refer a carer, download the Carer Referral form and SCTT form here and fax the completed form to (03) 9495 2599.

CarerLinks North is part of the Commonwealth Respite and CareLink Centres nationally and is funded by the Australian and Victorian governments.

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